nowhere

[ noh-hwair, -wair ]
/ ˈnoʊˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər /

adverb

in or at no place; not anywhere: The missing pen was nowhere to be found.
to no place: We went nowhere last weekend.

noun

adjective Informal.

being or leading nowhere; pointless; futile: to be stuck in a nowhere job.
worthless or useless: That's a nowhere idea if I ever heard one.

Idioms

    miles from nowhere, in a remote, isolated, or inaccessible area.
    nowhere near, not nearly: There's nowhere near enough food to go around.

Origin of nowhere

before 1000; Middle English (adv.); Old English nāhwǣr, nōhwǣr. See no1, where

Usage note

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British Dictionary definitions for nowhere

nowhere

/ (ˈnəʊˌwɛə) /

adverb

in, at, or to no place; not anywhere
get nowhere or get nowhere fast informal to fail completely to make any progress
nowhere near far from; not nearly

noun

a nonexistent or insignificant place
middle of nowhere a completely isolated, featureless, or insignificant place
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Idioms and Phrases with nowhere

nowhere


In addition to the idiom beginning with nowhere

  • nowhere near

also see:

  • get nowhere
  • in the middle (of nowhere)
  • out of nowhere
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